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The City Beneath Us

Author : New York Transit Museum
ISBN : 0393057976
Genre : History
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Drawn from a newly discovered cache of historical photos from the New York Transit Museum, a collection of 175 duotone images showcases the construction techniques and architectural details that were involved in the creation of the New York City subway system, in a centennial anniversary tribute complemented by an illustrated history.
Category: History

The New York City Subway System

Author : Ronald A. Reis
ISBN : 9781604130461
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Traces the history of the development of the New York City subway system at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Technical Innovation In American History An Encyclopedia Of Science And Technology 3 Volumes

Author : Rosanne Welch
ISBN : 9781610690942
Genre : History
File Size : 67.14 MB
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From the invention of eyeglasses to the Internet, this three-volume set examines the pivotal effects that inventions have had on society, providing a fascinating history of technology and innovations in the United States from the earliest colonization by Europeans to the present. • Encourages readers to consider the tremendous potential impact of advances in science and technology and the ramifications of important inventions on the global market, human society, and even the planet as a whole • Supports eras addressed in the National Standards for American history as well as curricular units on inventions, discoveries, and technological advances • Includes primary documents, a chronology, and section openers that help readers contextualize the content
Category: History

The Very Hungry City

Author : Austin Troy
ISBN : 9780300162318
Genre : Architecture
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As global demand for energy grows and prices rise, a city's energy consumption becomes increasingly tied to its economic viability, warns the author of The Very Hungry City. Austin Troy, a seasoned expert in urban environmental management, explains for general readers how a city with a high "urban energy metabolism"—that is, a city that needs large amounts of energy in order to function—will be at a competitive disadvantage in the future. He explores why cities have different energy metabolisms and discusses an array of innovative approaches to the problems of expensive energy consumption. Troy looks at dozens of cities and suburbs in Europe and the United States—from Los Angeles to Copenhagen, Denver to the Swedish urban redevelopment project Hammarby Sjöstad—to understand the diverse factors that affect their energy use: behavior, climate, water supply, building quality, transportation, and others. He then assesses some of the most imaginative solutions that cities have proposed, among them green building, energy-efficient neighborhoods, symbiotic infrastructure, congestion pricing, transit-oriented development, and water conservation. To conclude, the author addresses planning and policy approaches that can bring about change and transform the best ideas into real solutions.
Category: Architecture

Artistic Responses To Travel In The Western Tradition

Author : Sarah J. Lippert
ISBN : 9781351174060
Genre : Art
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In an era when ease of travel is greater than ever, it is also easy to overlook the degree to which voyages of the body – and mind – have generated an outpouring of artistry and creativity throughout the ages. Exploration of new lands and sensations is a fundamental human experience. This volume in turn provides a stimulating and adventurous exploration of the theme of travel from an art-historical perspective. Topical regions are covered ranging from the Grand Tour and colonialism to the travels of Hadrian in ancient times and Georgia O’Keeffe’s journey to the Andes; from Vasari’s Neoplatonic voyages to photographing nineteenth-century Japan. The scholars assembled consider both imaginary travel, as well as factual or embellished documentation of voyages. The essays are far-reaching spatially and temporally, but all relate to how art has documented the theme of travel in varying media across time and as illustrated and described by writers, artists, and illustrators. The scope of this volume is far-reaching both chronologically and conceptually, thereby appropriately documenting the universality of the theme to human experience.
Category: Art

Along The Way

Author : Sandra Bloodworth
ISBN : 1580931731
Genre : Art
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The authors conduct a tour through New York's underground museum of contemporary art, works commissioned by MTA Arts for Transit for the subway system. 200 full-color illustrations.
Category: Art


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ISBN : UOM:39015064354296
Genre : Architecture, Domestic
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Category: Architecture, Domestic

The Book Review Digest

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ISBN : UOM:39015064843611
Genre : Bibliography
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The Economist

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ISBN : UOM:39015058198329
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain